Carlos Salum

Chief Tennis Consultant

Carlos is the President of Salum International Resources, Inc., a leadership performance advisory firm based in Charlotte, NC.  As a peak performance expert, he has worked with some of the world’s leading sport scientists, with whom he coached some of the world’s top athletes.  He contributed to the careers of outstanding tennis players such as Gabriela Sabatini (U.S. Open champion, 1990) and Sergi Bruguera (French Open champion, 1993-94) and the Argentine and Italian Davis Cup Teams, among many others.  In basketball, he collaborated with Coach Trudi Lacey with her Queens University and WNBA Washington Wizards teams.

Carlos is the developer of Performance Architecture, a process that helps athletes and executive achieve peak performance based on key training principles utilized by world-class athletes and sports teams.  His international corporate clients have headquarters in four continents.
He’s the founder of TheSircle Executive Club and the SIR Conferences, private events featuring world-renowned creative thinking experts and collaborates in the promotion of The Nobels Colloquia, featuring Nobel Laureates in Economics — where he spoke in 2011.  Salum is also an international tennis coach, a radio and television journalist, a produced playwright (London, Tampa, and Buenos Aires) and a documentary film producer.

Matt Eller

Chief Trainer & President Lake Norman Franchise

Matthew (Matt) Eller is a 6’4″ guard/forward combo player from Lake Norman High School, where he averaged 11 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. He is the school’s all-time three-point shooting leader in percentage and total shots made. He was First Team All-County in the 2009-2010 season. He led his team to the 2010 4A State Championship, 26-3.

“Matt has been a three-year starter and is a proven winner as he was an important part of Lake Norman’s state championship run this season,” Polsgrove said.
“He is an outstanding three-point shooter, but also does other things very well.”

Growing up in North Carolina, Basketball became my passion at a very young age. Staying up late watching Duke – UNC while dreaming of playing college basketball. As a junior at Lake Norman High I was able to earn All County and All conference honors as well as contributing to a great team season.

My involvement with Monster Vertical Power began when I saw the training working on all athletes of all ages. Focusing on explositivity and efficiency you will see guaranteed gains with your vertical jump, speed and quickness within our 8 week programs. As a player who was recruited by division I and division II coaches, I truly believe what MVP offers can make the difference for a lot of athletes. What separates MVP from other companies is our experienced coaches that help translate athleticism training to the court or field. Let us help you achieve your dreams!

Julika Blankenship

Chief Lacrosse Consultant

Prior to entering the coaching profession Blankenship was a standout student-athlete at Gettysburg College, where she finished her career as the all-time leader in both points (309) and assists (160). As a senior captain, she led the Bullets to their third consecutive Centennial Conference Championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals in 2004. She was named a first team All-American by the IWLCA/US Lacrosse, Inside Lacrosse, and and was selected as the Centennial Conference and ECAC Southern Player of the Year. Blankenship, who was also a second team Inside Lacrosse All-American as a junior, put up back-to-back 100-point seasons in her final two years with the Bullets, breaking the single-season school record for assists in each of those seasons.

Blankenship graduated from Gettysburg with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish in 2004. She also earned a master’s degree from Washington in psychology in 2008.

Thomas Mobley

Chief Training Monster

“When there’s is a will, there’s a way.”  At MVP, we will re-energize your will. Under MonsterMobley’s leadership, we defined the ways and means to lift your athleticism to a Monster level. You will train with the NBA draft standards in mind, but college scholarship fitness as the goal. Really? Yes, really! Our programs work back from the ultimate qualifiers, the college combine fitness drills and statistics

Not only does Monster Mobley have first hand experience and account of each drill, under his leadership, we refine to improve and execute the cutting edge drills for guaranteed results. All he asks, is that you put a 100% each and every time you enter the circuit.

  • Played in 33 games, starting 20
  • Averaged 16 points and 4.6 rebounds per game
  • Named third team All-SoCon by the league’s media
  • Had a career-high 13 rebounds vs. Georgia Southern
  • Named to the State Farm Classic All-Tournament team
  • Had his first career double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds vs. American
  • Added a double-double against UNCW (20 points, 10 rebounds)
  • Named to the Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament team after averaging 14.7 points per game
  • Was second at the GAS hitting 68.2% of his field goal attempts (15-22)
  • Was 6-9 from 3-point land (66.7%) at the GAS
  • Hit all four of his 3-point attempts in CofC’s 66-58 second round GAS win over Oklahoma State